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Are You Living In Circumstances?

A group of seniors were sitting at a table together at morning coffee, discussing their ailments. “My arms have gotten so weak I can hardly lift this cup of coffee,” said one. “Yes, I know,” said another. “My cataracts are so bad; I can’t even see my coffee.” “I couldn’t even mark an ‘X’ at […]

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An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas, leading an old tired mule.  The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.  He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the […]

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The Element of Confusion

When my son, Cody, was young, we belonged to an informal Christian church. On Communion day, ushers would pass around what my son would call the “bread and juice.” One Sunday, we attended church out of town that was a bit more formal. What our church called bread and juice, this one referred to as […]

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New Office Location

The Tama County Economic Development has moved to a new location in Toledo.  Our new address is 211 W. State Street, Toledo, IA 52342.  We are in the two north offices of the Tama County West Annex Building (formerly Tama County CPC).  We also share a conference room.  Come and see us anytime – our […]

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Right or Wrong Decisions

A young bachelor decided that is was finally time that he needed to settle down and get married.  He had three amazing girlfriends, but couldn’t decide which one to marry.  He decided to do an experiment. He gave each of his girlfriends $2,000 (with no guidance) to see how they spent the money. The first […]

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Bishop Nicholas

Two snowmen were standing in a field; one looks over to other and says “hey, do you smell carrots, or is it just me?” With Christmas upon us I would again like share the story of Bishop Nicholas- enjoy. Long ago there was a poor widower man with three teenage daughters. This man hardly had […]

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Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build

  The Tama County Q2 2014 Pitch & Build on April 29, 2014, had presentations on reproduction firearms, a bed & breakfast, an outdoor classroom, an antique business, and a local eatery. Josh Casto of Casto Armory, Traer, turned his hobby into a thriving business.  He manufactures reproductions of antique rifles and bullets as well […]

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A Good Deal on a Horse

Rex had been a farmer all his life and he decided that since he wore boots and a Stetson all the time, it was only logical that he should own a horse.  He heard about an old Hispanic man who had a horse for sale and gave him a call.  The old man said the […]

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